Touch Screen Mac?

Discussion in 'Macworld San Francisco 2008' started by intempo808, Jan 11, 2008.

  1. macrumors regular

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    Hey,
    This guy I know told me today that his Dad's business (who works with nothing but Mac's) has pre-ordered 8 touch screen Mac's. I can find a problem with this claim:
    No one really knows what Apple is planning to release, therefore, why or how could this business pre-order.

    On the other hand, his Dad would never lie to him... so he might not be lieing...but i still can't see how the business pre-ordered something like this. :S

    Anyone shed any light or got any ideas?
     
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    Lol...
    yeah... i just dont know if to believe it or not... :rolleyes:
     
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    If Apple releases a multi-touch Mac at MWSF very few people know about it and I'm guessing sales reps don't know.;)
     
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    I smell something in the air about this leak...
     
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    Me too, but it doesn't all stack up, what with the pre-ordering...as if Apple would EVER do that! The whole world would know what was being released otherwise!
     
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    Multi touch ultra p?

    If Apple wants to claim Multi-touch territory, the most strategically potent opportunity in years, wouldn't an ultra-portable be the ideal opportunity? MT in a full-sized Macbook is still prohibitive, but perhaps affordable in an ultra-port. I can think of ONE shortcoming - typing would suck. But what a leap in versatility! The appeal? The ability to do many things differently with a degree of flexibility hindered by hardware interfaces. Photo editing, graphs, drawing (any width of line with your finger), even Numbers would be fantastic in multi-touch (Numbers is a GRAPHICS application brought to the spreadsheet). Iphone has blazed the trail. If not at this MacWorld, soon - MT integration is a major drive for Apple.

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    Yeah, my neibor has a full time job for Apple and knows all of this stuff, whats coming out, and when. For instance, way back in febuary i asked him if Apple will ever come out with a touchscreen ipod. He told me that they are in september, but i am not sure when in september. So i could ask him but, I am pretty sure he is in SF for MW. If not, I will ask him when I see him, I may or not report it. You know, sometimes if it is really great you want to be surprised.



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    great way to get him fired :D non-disclosure agreement, what's that?
     
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    yeah sorry his dad lied to him. only 30 people knew about the iphone prior to its launch.
     
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    I'd be more impressed if you guys signed a deal with NBC so I could watch "Surface" on the Surface.
     
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    Theres three posibilities to this story

    1. Its some Modbook's
    2. Someones lying
    3. They really are getting real Apple touch screens
     
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    LOL nope, he is on a bussieess trip in Asia, I saw him packing a couple of iiphones when I went to pick my sister up (please ignore my spelling I am on my iPod)
     
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    If you're going to lie at least photoshop up a really stupid looking picture for us to laugh at.
     
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    i guess that makes me number 31?
     
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